The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors tennis team competed at the ESD Boys Tennis Tournament at the Hillcrest Tennis Courts in Brookings on Friday.

The Govs placed seventh as a team with 84 team points. The home team Brookings Bobcats placed sixth with 94 team points, while the Watertown Arrows placed eighth with 40 team points. The Brandon Valley Lynx won the ESD Tournament. They finished with 354 team points.

Individually, the Govs had three athletes place in the top three in singles. Freshman Luke Leingang led the way by placing second in Flight No. 6 Singles. Senior Jace Wernsmann placed third in Flight No. 1 Singles, while junior Grant Judson placed third in Flight No. 5 Singles. In doubles action, the team of juniors Cole Nelson and Spencer Davis took home the Consolation Championship in Flight No. 3 Doubles.

The Govs will conclude their season this week at the State Boys Tennis Tournament in the Brandon Valley and Sioux Falls area. Matches run Thursday-Saturday. Action on all three days starts at 8 a.m. CT.

Full Results for the Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors at ESD Tennis Tournament

Team Results

7, Pierre T.F. Riggs, 84 team points

Individual Results

S1: Jace Wernsmann — 3rd Place

Defeated Nic Allen (Aberdeen Central), 10-4

Lost to Jonah Dobbs (Brookings), 10-4

Defeated Sam Mooney (Yankton), 9-8 (8-6) in 3rd Place Match

S2: Matthew Hanson — Did Not Place

Lost to Luke Reierson (Aberdeen Central), 10-8

Lost to Micah Ardry (Brookings), 8-6

S3: Blake Judson — Did Not Place

Lost to Eh Dah (Huron), 10-1

Lost to Isaac Klimisch (Yankton), 8-1

S4: Ryan Warne — Did Not Place

Defeated Sam Mahowald (Watertown), 10-5 in Play-In Match

Lost to Evan Talcott (Brandon Valley), 10-2

Defeated Nick Tschudy (Harrisburg) 8-6

Lost to Tristen Lickfelt (Aberdeen Central), 8-6 in Consolation Championship Match

S5: Grant Judson — 3rd Place

Defeated Andrew Hanson (Brandon Valley), 10-1

Lost to Roger Puterbaugh (Huron), 10-0

Defeated Zach Gonsor (Aberdeen Central), 8-6 in 3rd Place Match

S6: Luke Leingang — 2nd Place

Defeated Jaxon Hunter (Harrisburg), 10-5

Defeated Alex Tennant (Aberdeen Central), 10-5

Lost to Nick Gregoire (Yankton), 10-7 in Championship Match

D1: Jace Wernsmann and Ryan Warne — Did Not Place

Lost to Michael Frick and Sam Mooney (Yankton), 10-4

Defeated Jonah Dobbs and Micah Ardry (Brookings), 8-4

Lost to Luke Reierson and Nic Allen (Aberdeen Central), 8-6 (9-7) in Consolation Championship

D2: Grant Judson and Matthew Hanson — Did Not Place

Lost to Cole Sawatzke and Isaac Klimisch (Yankton), 10-3

Lost to Gabe Goetz and Zach Gonsor (Aberdeen Central), 8-5

D3: Cole Nelson and Spencer Davis — Consolation Champions

Lost to Gage Beck and Nick Gregoire (Yankton), 10-1

Defeated Jaxon Hunter and Mason Proehl (Harrisburg), 8-4

Defeated Alex Tennant and Lincoln Wilkinson (Aberdeen Central), 9-7


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